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Black Narcissus (1947)

100 min - Drama - 1 January 1947
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A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr), are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. They work to establish a school and a hospital, but slowly their focus shifts. Sister Ruth (Kathleen Byron) falls for a government worker, Mr. Dean (David Farrar), and begins to question her vow of celibacy. As Sister Ruth obsesses over Mr. Dean, Sister Clodagh becomes immersed in her own memories of love.

Writers:  Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Stars:  Deborah Kerr, David Farrar, Flora Robson, Kathleen Byron, Sabu, Jean Simmons, Jenny Laird, Judith Furse, Esmond Knight, May Hallatt, Eddie Whaley Jr., Shaun Noble, Nancy Roberts, Ley On

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A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh (Deborah Kerr), are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. They work to establish a school and a hospital, but slowly their focus shifts. Sister Ruth (Kathleen Byron) falls for a government worker, Mr. Dean (David Farrar), and begins to question her vow of celibacy. As Sister Ruth obsesses over Mr. Dean, Sister Clodagh becomes immersed in her own memories of love.



Genres: Drama

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Country:   United Kingdom
Language:  English, Hindi
Release Date:  1 January 1947

Box Office

Budget:  $424,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  The Archers

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 40 min

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